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Does anyone know of a clear coat type of paint/spray/sealer that would not affect spray paint. I've painted a drum set for a friend and he said he'd like it to be clear coated. I know a lot of sprays will eat into the spray paint, and that some varnishes and sealers will do the same. anyone have any experience in clear coating painted wood/plastic?

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ive used krylon clear coat spray over multiple brands of spray paint (mtn hardcore, rusto, krylon). without any issues. never used it on wood or plastic but i clearcoated a couple of my freights that i really like to protect them from sun and weather damage.. kinda geeky but whatever.


i think the main thing is to make sure that the spray paint you are clear coating has had a chance to thoroughly set, like a day or so. then just follow the instructions and dont overspray the clearcoat or the thinner in it will indeed cause your spray paint underneath to run.

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Do not spray clear coat onto paint that's still curing/drying.

it will wrinkle and fuck up the paint if it's not completely cured.


It either has to be sprayed within a few minutes of the paint while the paint is still wet and not curing,

or just wait a few hours or a day or two depending on the brand and how long it takes to cure.

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